Chelsea fans have a theory about Fikayo Tomori’s transfer links to AC Milan.
The 23-year-old central defender has made just four appearances under Frank Lampard this season and is now heavily linked with a move to Italy.
Transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano claims that defender is himself open to the move after the Serie A table-toppers declared their interest in his signature.
Chelsea supporters are hopeful that a loan move can be sanctioned, allowing the defender to return at the end of the season – but concerns over his opportunities for game time at the San Siro remain.
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Trusted pairing, Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli have been star performers for Milan this term, conceding just 19 goals in their opening 17 games.
And that could limit Tomori’s options going forward, making a switch to Italy to alone occupy the bench.
One Chelsea fan said: “People saying “AC Milan made Thiago Silva” need to realise what the club was when he was there. Silva played with Maldini and Nesta. Tomori won’t be under the tutelage of anyone that good. Romagnoli is barely Premier League material. So I don’t know how to feel about this.”
Another argued: “A chance to win Serie A? If he gets game time I’ll support the move. As far as I know, young foreign defenders tend not to get chances at Italian clubs.”
But some fans have gone one step further as they imagined a wild theory in which the Canada-born defender is being sent to Milan in order to bolster a partnership with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The 21-year-old, who already has close to 230 AC Milan appearance to his name at such a young age, has been linked with Chelsea in the past as is still considered by many to be a target for the club.
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